ERIC Number: ED313598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Curriculum Guide for Alcohol and Drug Education Programs.
Pierce, Don; McClain, Robert
This document presents the Alcohol and Drug Education Programs (ADEP) curriculum guide developed by the Missouri Department of Mental Health to provide education programs for individuals under the age of 21 convicted of certain alcohol and drug related offenses. An introduction is followed by a section on substances of abuse and their effects. Basic terms and concepts are defined, and a number of substances are considered individually: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, narcotics, and inhalants. The use of substances in combination is discussed, high risk substance use is defined, and the risk of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is explored. The next section looks at the effects of substance use on driving skills. It examines the magnitude of the drinking and driving problem and explains the effects of alcohol and of marijuana on driving skills. A section on substance abuse and dependency discusses the disease concept, genetic factors, the progression of dependency, recognition of substance abuse and dependency, the effects on the family, and treatments available for adolescent substance abusers. A section on life skills discusses motivations, decision-making skills, refusal skills, and alternatives to use. Six tasks that need to be accomplished in the concluding phases of the program are listed; sample forms, program operations, and resource materials are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Mental Health, Jefferson City. Div. of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri